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Took the time - glad I did

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Today, I took the time to get on the treadmill.

Woke up, no makeup, workout clothes on...enter the 2 hours it took to feed, dress, prep lunches etc, get the kids to school, yadda yadda yadda....and then I was faced with the decision to a) get on the treadmill or b) walk to work as is (not seeing anymore today) and sit at the office and get stuff done and walk home.

So I called my dad....and he said "Go get on the treadmill....I'll see ya later."

So that is what I did.

And I am so glad I did.

Popped in my favorite "Jane Eyre" movie - the one I watch when I am gearing up to break a sweat.

Put the head phones on and cranked up the tunes - yes, a movie IS on, but the sound is OFF and I like music and I have seen the movie so many times I know the dialogue by now. LoL

And while I was at it..I cranked up the incline to work on my cardio since I have been so abysmally sedate as of late.

Well - - I LOVE my body.

Love...Love...LOVE it.

It remembers things. does.

Cardio...incline of 5% at 3.5 to warm up...10 minutes in, I'm not breaking a sweat.

YAY!!! I thought I'd be waaaaay worse than that! Cardio isn't in the crapper after all! YAY!

So I cranked it up to 6.5% incline and started a run (yes, stupid me, I am on an incline - probably not smart, but you will know why in a sec) and jacked the speed up to accompany the tune that just popped onto my headset.

Get ready for it....It's embarassing as hell...and yes, it's a guilty pleasure:

Disney's ALL FOR ONE by the cast of High School Musical 2 came on my earbuds - you know the one - where they are all dancing by the pool and talking about staying together forever and ever after summer was over (Ok, you can barf now if you need to) LoL

It came on and the beat and the upbeatness of the song was just too much to take and yes, I started running, and smiling, and laughing at myself for even LIKING one of my kid's songs!

If anyone could have seen me in my dark little corner of the'd have laughed your butt off!

Ran the whole song too...and after that, I cooled down. After all, it's a gradual process to work back to where you were prior to sitting on you arse for so long! And I WAS on an incline and didn't want to injure myself (yeah, after the fact, d'uh to me!)...and so that got dropped down and I cooled down...and NO other song hit me that way after that I was done with my half-hour of exercise in licketysplit time!

And I'm so glad I did.

And now...the day needs to start and I have to get some work done. Lots of things to do, as always, but sometimes to take the time for oneself is the most important thing to do.

I have to remember that more. Really.

Bring on the Turkey Trot 5K - Annie is back in action!
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    emoticon Run Annie Run emoticon Great job!!
    1968 days ago
    Glad to see you back in action, Annie!
    I'm sure you'll rock this 5K! Is this the virtual one here on SP or have you signed up for a real one? Whatever the case, keep it up and give it your best!
    1970 days ago
    Yay you!! I understand exactly what you are talking about. It makes me think of what Leslie Sansone said on one of her vids: You will never finish a workout and say, "I wish I hadn't done that."

    keep it going!

    1970 days ago
    Awesome. I need some workout playlists on my mp3 player so bad! Keep it up!

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